Welcome to the Weapons Licensing section of the QPS website.
Important Notification-Customer Telephone Enquiries Hours from Monday, 16th April 2018
Weapons Licensing will be available for telephone enquiries on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
Contact 07 3015 7777
On Wednesdays, our priority will be the actioning of our clients' requests to enhance customer service.
This website section provides information and advice on:
- who can apply for a Weapons Licence and the types of licences
- applying online for a New Weapons Licence, Licence Renewal or Permit to Acquire
- Renewing, maintaining & cancelling licences
- permits to acquire a weapon
- storing or disposing of firearms
- weapons licensing fees and
- Complimentary activities on a weapons licence
Information for Licence Holders Renewing Licences
Renewals may be lodged on line 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your renewal must be lodged at least one (1) day before the expiry date. Licences can be renewed up to three (3) months before the date of expiry. Renewals are processed in expiry date order.
Provided your renewal was lodged on time your licence remains valid for 42 days after expiry. Ensure you retain your current licence card and receipt of renewal during this period. You are also permitted to keep possession of your weapons during the 42 day period after expiry.
Weapons Applications Online
Online Licence Renewal Applications and Enhancements to Weapons Applications Online.
To provide an improved service to our clients, Weapons Licensing has extended Weapons Application Online (WAO) to support the online submission of individual and business licence renewal applications. This new functionality is now available and licensees can now complete their online application form, provide supporting documentation and pay their renewal application fee - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
As a courtesy, The Queensland Police Service posts/emails licence renewal packs to licensees 3 months prior to the expiry date of their licence. These packages will now begin to print with a unique Online Renewal Reference number which will need to be used when applying online to assist licence holders when confirming their licence and personal details online and will greatly improve their experience in WAO.
To assist with the efficient processing of online new applications, the uploading of supporting documentation and licence photographs will now be mandatory for the lodgement of new licence applications online. Applicants who prefer not to scan and upload documents through the online system will still be able to apply by submitting a paper based application at their local police station.
Additionally, WAO Permit to Acquire applications have been enhanced to streamline the assessment process for Permit to Acquire for Category A and B firearms, providing additional efficiency for licence holders.
Changes to Forms
To provide an improved service to our clients Weapons Licensing has enhanced some forms allowing you to complete and submit your relevant details online.
Weapons licensing has enhanced the current online Change in Circumstance form for advising of changes to address/s, contact details, name and weapons secure storage.
Three new online forms are now available:
- Application for an Import Permit (B709) for both business and individual
- Application for Transfer of Weapons if you are transferring less than twenty (20) weapons
- Application for a Change in Business Particulars for businesses to advise Weapons Licensing of a change of representative or other reasons.
These online forms can only be used if you have a valid email address.
Before submitting your online form please ensure the information you provide is accurate and all applicable fields are completed, ensuring that any supporting documentation is attached.
Please note you can still submit hard copy applications using the forms provided on our website
Our interactive forms contain fields which can be filled in using your computer. Java Script will need to be enabled on your computer for you to complete these forms.
The interactive forms enable you to save the form on your computer, type in your details and print it for lodgement at a Queensland Police Station.
The option to save the form to your computer, print it and manually complete the details before lodging is still available.
Before printing your form please ensure the information you provide is accurate and the fields are completed.
Preferred Method of Contact - Are your personal details up to date?
Please be advised that Weapons Licensing's preferred method of contact is now via email. Please ensure to check both the Inbox and Junk Mail Folders.
Renewal packages and correspondence relating to your licence are now emailed to existing licence holders where an email address is recorded. Licence holders are reminded of the importance of providing personal email addresses to ensure important information relating their licence/s is received. We ask that applicants continue to provide Weapons Licensing with their email address or update their existing email address. You can update your email address by either sending an email to email@example.com and simply state "Here is my email address and Licence number" or you could complete the Online Change in Circumstance Form
Getting Assistance from Clubs or Dealers
Applicants, you are strongly encouraged to contact your local club or dealer about assisting you to complete your licence application, and ensure the required documentation is submitted. Before you attend your local club or dealer, please refer to the Weapons Licensing website and be aware of the required documentation for your genuine reason. Weapons Applications Flyer
Storage - Firearms and Weapons
A person who possesses a firearm must take all reasonable precautions to ensure safe storage of their firearm <<more>>
Late Lodgement of Renewal Applications
If a renewal application is lodged at a Queensland Police Station on or after the expiry date on the licence, the licence cannot be renewed <<more>>
Online Applications available now!
Save Time - Apply Online
Individuals and businesses can now apply online for Weapons Licences (including Renewal of licences) and Permits to Acquire (a weapon). Check out the apply online page for hints and tips and the video overview.